English : Great blue-spotted mudskipper
French : Boléophthalme à taches bleues
Class : Teleostei
Order : Gobiiformes
Family : Oxudercidae (sometimes Gobiidae)
Notes : No subspecies known.
The species grows to 20 cm. Large head with thick lips and protruding eyes. Dark fins with rows of blue dots. Elongated dorsal fins. Body dark grey to brown with a row of black blotches on upper back and many shiny blue dots on upper flanks.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the north-west Pacific Ocean, from Korea and Japan to south China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Lives in estuaries in brackish water, mudflats and freshwater tidal zone.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species’ status hasn’t been assessed so far. It is common in suitable habitat but pristine habitat is getting rare outside protected areas.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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